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Lord Ayyappan in a yogic posture I - RAVI - 9999. 
- 76 x 55.7 cm. (including border), upper portion with central portrait of Ayyappan aka Manikandan: with gem around his neck, on a stone pedestal with an elaborate jewelled surround, bells and oil lamps are suspended either side of him, he is in turn suspended over a pilgrimage site, possibly Sabarimala, in polychrome gouache on a pasted on white paper background or border, marked up by printers, laid on to plywood, signed by the artist in the illustration. N.p.[Sivakasi?], Ravi, [Sree Lakshmi Agencies], An older example of the genre perhaps and therefore a much used and reused example of a very popular deity, the colours bright and clear, patina, surface marks and dust, a few inches scuffed in the lower right corner. Rubbed, scuffed and chipped border, worn corners. This is probably the original art for 0831 in Smiths handlist of printed posters in Syracuse University. Ayappan posed with his legs bound upon the bhadrapita or ascetics stone pedestal. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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